The marathon for the ultimate NFL prize has reached its final sprint.
The playoffs have arrived — the largest such postseason in NFL history with 14 teams vying to be the last one standing at the Super Bowl, lifting the coveted Lombardi Trophy.
And it all begins this weekend, with the Wild Card round that will span three days and eliminate six teams. Among them, the Buffalo Bills kick off their playoff journey at home against the New England Patriots.
To make things more exciting, it will be the first weekend of NFL playoff action to feature legal online sports betting in New York. And several NY betting apps are ready to celebrate with NFL-specific promotional offers.
Bet $5, Win $280 with DraftKings Sportsbook NY
What better way to get the NFL playoffs going than with a monster profit on a minimal bet? With DraftKings NY, you can do just that.
First-time DraftKings users can place a $5 moneyline bet on any NFL moneyline, and if it hits, winners will receive $280 in free bets from the sportsbook.
This offer is only open for new DraftKings users who make a deposit for at least $5 in their online sports betting account. DraftKings will pay the bonus in 7 $40 free bets in addition to any cash winnings bettors earn from their original wagers.
Users will have seven days to use those free bets, which cannot be withdrawn right away. They must be used. Any winnings from those free bets will become eligible for withdrawal. Bettors can take advantage of this offer up until the Super Bowl.
To put this offer in perspective, DraftKings lists Buffalo as a -200 favorite over the Patriots this weekend. A $5 wager on that moneyline would result in total return of $7.50. You want $280 on that standard moneyline? Better be ready to bet $187.
FanDuel New York offer: Bet $5, win $150
In similar fashion, FanDuel Sportsbook NY is boosting the odds on playoff moneylines.
Between now and Jan. 30, FanDuel will pay out 30-1 odds on any NFL playoff moneyline bet. That means the max bet of $5 will return $150. And that’s not $150 in site credit. That’s $150 straight cash.
To claim this offer, new FanDuel users must register their accounts and make a first-time deposit with the sportsbook. From there, the first real-money wager on any NFL team to win its playoff matchup will become eligible for the offer.
All winning bets will be fulfilled within 72 hours.
Caesars, BetRivers ready for action as well
While we may not have NFL-specific offers to fill this space with, it should not be forgotten that Caesars and BetRivers boast exclusive sign-up offers.
New bettors with Caesars can claim a $300 free bet just for signing up. What’s more, Caesars will match any deposit up to $3,000.
And for BetRivers, new users will have their deposits matched 100% up to $250, minimum $10 deposit.